BEIJING, Oct 12 (Reuters) - U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) sold 56,006 China-made vehicles in September, the highest since it started production in Shanghai about two years ago, data from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) showed on Tuesday.
The September sales included 3,853 that were exported, the data showed.
Tesla, which is making Model 3 sedans and Model Y sport-utility vehicles in Shanghai, sold 44,264 China-made vehicles in August, including 31,379 that were exported.
CPCA said passenger car sales in China in September totalled 1.6 million, down 17% from a year earlier.
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